Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

Huh, I think I did being engaged wrong. I don’t recall a single discount or red carpet rolled out for me. But one writer claims she got lots of perks when she faked being engaged for discounts.

I like this Modern Love essay, “How to Stop Breaking Up,” from the author of the new book, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, which has stellar reviews.

How ‘I Do’ Became Performance Art: Thirty years ago, with the help of a massive coffee table book, the American wedding theatrical complex was born

Real Couples Share How They Keep the Spark Alive in Their Marriages

Not really a fun read, but interesting: A psychologist explains the hard limits of human compassion. Why do we ignore mass atrocities? It has to do with something called “psychic numbing.”

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to [email protected] and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    Copa July 21, 2017, 5:03 pm

    The fake engagement essay was weird. She couldn’t think of ANYTHING not fake-wedding related to talk about when an awkward silence hit? And then she starts wearing the fake ring everywhere? Also, I don’t know why her married friends would have to be aware of her fake engagement to “open up to her” about their own wedding planning frustrations? All very odd to me.

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      Kate July 21, 2017, 5:19 pm

      Wow, I just read it. She has issues. Making a Knot site? What is she, 12, playing Barbie and Ken? And trying on wedding dresses “for free champagne,” what kind of motherfuckery is that? Go to the tiny wine aisle at the packie, honey, and keep your dignity.

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    Zahav July 23, 2017, 12:28 am

    Did the gym read the essay and ask for their money back? Is this fraud-fraud or just sort-of-grey-area-fraud?

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      SpaceySteph July 23, 2017, 10:07 pm

      I hate how gyms prey on women by selling the whole lose weight for the wedding thing. If her goal had been to take advantage right back, she’d be my hero. But no…

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